Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M and R Future
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 23:36:20 -0700

Simon Stevens wrote:
> Unfortunatly this criticism includes most of the R models and especially
> the R8. If I wanted to carry a camera that huge, I'd just use my
> Hasselblad. Leicas are meant to be small, that's the whole reason Oskar
> invented them in the first place!
> Simon Stevens
I think it's easy to underestimate the feel of the R8. I think it quickly (like
the Hasselblad) doesn't feel too big. But you need to take it out and shoot a
few rolls with it to know for sure. I think it's a worthy design for a machine
that makes 24 by 36 mm images. But on the long run I'm not sure if the world
will ever think so. It's just not a casual camera.
Mark Rabiner